A STUDY ON ENGLISH STUDENT’S ANXIETY IN LEARNING ENGLISH

Kartini, Kartini (2010) A STUDY ON ENGLISH STUDENT’S ANXIETY IN LEARNING ENGLISH. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

There are some emotional factors in foreign language learning especially in speaking which affect our learning abilities. One of the factors is anxiety. Anxiety is a problem for the student’s learning process to attain success especially in speaking. The students will study much better if they don’t feel anxious in learning English. In this study the researcher wants to know the factors that make the English students feel anxious in learning English in ESP speaking program. This study used a descriptive qualitative. The population of this study was the second semester students of English at UMM. It consisted of 303 students from 5 classes; A, B, C, D and E. The sampling technique used in this research was simple random sampling. The total number of the sample was 31 students. The researcher collected the data by using questionnaire as the instrument. The finding showed that the students’ anxiety in learning English of ESP speaking program because there are many factors which make them anxious. Firstly, the factors relate to the usages of foreign language, they are: the difficulty in speaking English and feeling worryabout making mistakes when they speak in front of class. Secondly, the factors relate to the classroom procedures such asthe students understand that they would speak English in front of class, the student’s think of things that are unrelated to the lesson, and English speaking class moves so quickly. Thirdly, the factors relate to the instructor in which the students don’t understand what the teacher is saying in the English speaking class, the English teacher asks questions which they haven’t prepared in advance, they don’t understand what the teacher is correcting andthe students don’t understand every word the English teacher saying. Fourthly, the factors relate to the instructional level of the student in which the students felt that their classmates smarter than themselves. Fifthly, the factors relate to the final grade are the students feel lack of ability and lack of confidence. Finally, the factors relate to the previous experience are they had troumatic previous experiences.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English
Depositing User: Rayi Tegar Pamungkas
Date Deposited: 02 May 2012 02:50
Last Modified: 02 May 2012 02:50
URI: http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/3744

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